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30 September 2012



This general briefing, prepared by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, provides a comprehensive overview of the situation of Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. The issues covered include different violations that prisoners are subjected to, including torture, isolation, and medical negligence, as well as the main categories of prisoners, such as women, children and administrative detainees.

13 September 2012

The following is a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Addameer that provides a brief overview of the situation of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers and can be used for individuals and organizations interested in holding informational meetings and discussions.

04 December 2011

The following is a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Addameer that provides a brief overview of the situation of Palestinian human rights defenders arrested by Israeli authorities in connection to their activism and can be used for individuals and organizations interested in holding informational meetings and discussions.

13 October 2011



This briefing, prepared in the context of the campaign of disobedience and hunger strike launched by prisoners on 27 September 2011, provides an overview of the history of prisoner releases within the Oslo peace process, Palestinian prisoners‘ general detention conditions and background on the campaign of disobedience. The full briefing in PDF format includes statistics on numbers of prisoners and Addameer‘s press releases on the prisoners‘ hunger strike.

23 March 2010



This briefing examines the legality of Israel‘s decision in June 2007, upheld by the Israeli High Court of Justice in December 2009, to ban all prisoners from the Gaza Strip held in Israeli prisons from receiving family visits. Addameer contends that this decision contravenes international law protecting detainees’ rights to family visits and demands that Israel and, in particular, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), allow family visits and phone communication to Gazan prisoners in accord with its legal obligations.

01 March 2010



This legal position paper looks at the 11 February 2010 decision by the Israeli Supreme Court invalidating article 5 of the Criminal Procedure Law (Detainee Suspected of Security Offense) (Temporary Order) – 2006, which provided that “security” detainees could have their pre-trial detention extended in a hearing held in their absence. This law was almost exclusively applied to Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.

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